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Mar-2016

Black Valley to Bridia Valley Traverse

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The journey begins at Galway’s Bridge, at the old Derrycunnihy Church, descending deep into a more quiet and uninterrupted, Killarney National Park, some of  Killarney’s finest mature Oak trees come into view.  near the edge of  The Upper Lake, with a glorious view of the McGillycuddy’s Reeks, our path guides us directly into Lord Brandon’s Cottage,  a lovely café run by Kitty O’Connor. the road meanders along the Gearhameen River, until it opens out to start the famous Black Valley trek, After the church, on the left, we come to a junction, right takes you to the saddle of the Gap of Dunloe, (heading north) but our journey opens up turning south  into the glorious Cummenduff Glen.

Still traversing along the narrow road, takes us to the ‘last house in the Valley’, at the head of the Pass, there is a bronze age stone alignment. Opening out again, the sight of the Bridia boulders are in view, making our way downhill in the Bridia Valley, known for its ancient rock art and ancient farm systems.

Crossing the path, follow the Kerry Way signs, continue.  At the junction, turning right, with Lough Acoose to your right, continue along the main road, The Glencar PO and Climbers Inn are in sight.

*price includes transport to trail head and return

Date: 11 June 2016
Duration: 7hrs
Departure:  9.00am
Grade: Moderate
Price: €35
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*All images courtesy of Valerie O’Sullivan. All Rights Reserved.

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